With the shipment of the first release candidate (RC) of MySQL
5.7, the next major version of the server is rapidly shaping up.
Over the course of the nearly two and a half years that have
passed since 5.6 went GA, we have put a lot of work into
streamlining the server code in order to ease the burden of
developing and maintaining such a large product and codebase.
An important aspect of this work is deprecation and
removal. To explain the terms, deprecating a
feature means that we signal to the outside world that “this
feature is available now, but it will be removed in a future
release, so please adjust your use case … [Read more...]